GNU Bash or simply Bash is a Unix shell and command language written by Brian Fox for the GNU Project as a free software replacement for the Bourne shell. First released in 1989, it has been used widely as the default login shell for most Linux distributions and Apple’s macOS Mojave and earlier versions. A version is also available for Windows 10. It is also the default user shell in Solaris 11. Original author(s): Brian Fox Initial release: 08, 1989 Written in: C